Monday, September 26, 2011

No News is Good News, Right...?

WRONG!!!!! Well, Friday came and went and we still don't have our LOA. I was SO hopeful that Friday would be out day. Words cannot describe my sadness and disappointment right now.

Every day that goes by is one less day we will spend with Kalia.

Every day that goes by is one more day she goes without a family.

I simply do not understand it. It is so hard to stay optimistic, but I just keep telling myself over and over, "In His time, In His time, be patient, He will know when the time is right."

We did get some sort of an update Firday. I'm not really sure if it is good news or bad. We are still waiting for more information.

This is what our agency had to say...

"Your reviewer is just back from a 2 week leave, but does not know why you do not yet have LOA as your dossier is not currently in review room. (He just said “he doesn’t know” where your dossier is). Our in China contact is going back to CCCWA to talk to them about your case and find out where it is and why there is no LOA yet, but I scanned in your “In process” screen shot, LID info, and gave them your PA. Our contact is also going to get them to fax it (LOA) if it is not yet sent out.

Im so sorry… We were all hoping for this week, but it looks like it may be a bit longer…"

I just feel like we have already been through h*ll and back with this adoption. Like it wasn't enough that a close family member tried to sabotage the whole adoption now we are learning that our dossier is no where to be found. Really?

I did get a comment the other day from a reader who quoted a bible verse that has brought much encouragement...

"For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment and will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late." Habakkuk2:3

And this is how The Message Bible says it ~And then God answered: "Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn't lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It's on its way. It will come right on time. Habakkuk 2:3

It WILL come. It WIILL come in His time. And when it does, you can bet we WILL be over the moon.

Please pray that things start looking up for us and that our LOA comes quickly. The longer it takes, the longer Kalia has to wait for a family.

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MotherOfTwo said...

Mandi, just before we got our LOA after waiting 127 days for it, we were told they didn't know where our paperwork was. At our daughter's orphanage she was jsut given a birthday celebration, and her ayis gave her flowers. This is one of the reasons God wanted our daughter to still be there, for a chance to have a big party in her honor and a chance to bless her ayis. There are more reasons not yet revealed, but He will eventually show me His other reasons. Mandi, God is in control. People aren't. He has some very real and life giving reasons for the wait. Keep waiting upon the Lord, and he will show up in a BIG Way! Your pain is real, and there really is nothing like it, but it's not forever...

living4him5 said...

Hang in there's coming!!!

Praying for you!

Amy <><

Lynne said...

We are on day 91 for our LOA and feel your pain. I am trying to do the same - remember God's timing is perfect, know we will travel when we are supposed to travel, even if it is not in 2011 as I had hoped. I am hanging onto my verse: Everything works together for good for them that love the Lord. But it's still hard hard hard for every day to pass without news. Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Kalia has a family! You are her family even if you are on the other side of the world. That's what she needs a mom for-to fight for her! Hang in there, she is worth it. Mrs Y.

Johanna said...

Just wanted to let you know that I prayed for you today. I am so sorry you have waited so long, its just not fair this part of the process....not fair at all! It should be first come, first serve! May God bless you in the journey and get you there SOON!! maybe we'll see eachother in China! Hugs!
ps. Thank you for posting the verse, I shared it on my FB wall, and it blessed many other people too!

The Payne Family Blog said...

Praying it comes soon! I simply do not understand the wait. We waited 125 days for no apparent reason. The only thing I can trust it the "But, God" factor. I still do not understand why we were so delayed, but He does. He knows in your case too. The timing to get your daughter will be perfect.

Praying for an LOA this week. Hang in there!

(4 Blessings on RQ!)

Stephanie said...

Wow, you guys HAVE been put through the ringer with this adoption. You've fought so hard to bring her home. The only thing I can say is the wait WILL be over soon and one thing's for sure it's gonna be an awesome Christmas this year:) When those moments come that are unbearable, try to think of all the great moments that will be coming up that you will all share together. {{hugs!}} Stephanie